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Seattle Art Museum

Address: 100 University Street, Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA 98101-2902
Phone Number: 206-654-3100
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Ranked #36 of 214 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This post-modern structure houses an impressive and eclectic...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This post-modern structure houses an impressive and eclectic collection.
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Carson, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Excellent taste and cultures of art (including all sorts of art that came from India) enjoyed my entire life of interest through arts.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I visited last week after seeing only a couple things online that were appealing, but as with art galleries I never let that hinder a visit. I go for what I think I'll enjoy and always find something new to discover. Last week's exhibit started overhead in the lobby. I won't give any details because you have to see it... More 

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Indianola, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My favorite exhibits were totem poles, masks, and robes of Pacific Northwest Native Americans, and a collection of Aboriginal paintings which induced "visual vertigo". For a city of its size, the collection of European art, and especially the old masters, is surprisingly small, but it is still a worthwhile museum to visit. There is a very nice gift shop located... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visited with my husband on a lark, and had a great time. Runs the gambit from conceptual, antiques, western, contemporary, early this and that - needless to say both my husband and myself found many different pieces we could relate to. Will go back again. On a side note, we stayed across the street at the Four Seasons with a... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

a big museum and really worth to visit. with nice highlights and some tv show inside. great place to get some knowledge.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The SAM has an eclectic permanent collection as well as significant rotating exhibits. We saw the pop art exhibit recently - many works by Lichtenstein, Worhol, etc. This is a very worthwhile stop when visiting downtown Seattle - a great rainy day activity for families too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We thought we would have spent over an hour walking through the Pop art exhibit, however we were through in about fifteen minutes-the big three pop artists were well represented but that was about it-Margarita Cabrera was awesome and there were some very interesting pieces by her. Way overpriced (at 39.00) in our opinion.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We managed to catch the Pop Art exhibit and saw some great pieces. Saw an amazing Hofmann on the second floor that was worth the price of admission. Love the SAM!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited the Seattle Art Museum while in Seattle during the Thanksgiving holiday. When we arrived the doors were just being unlocked ~ they were very prompt about it. The museum has some nice exhibits and I really enjoyed the gift shop also. This museum is a lot smaller than other ones I've visited but it's well worth the visit.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Between the design and the collection this is a wonderful museum to visit. Extraordinary collection of Northwest Coast Native Art.

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